[HIST 282] Empire and Slavery: The Early History of the Caribbean
Although this is a history course, it takes a multidisciplinary approach to study of the Caribbean past within the context of European and U.S. empires. Topics include exploration and settlement, the development of bound labor systems, the nature of slave experiences, economic change, emancipation in local and Atlantic contexts, the construction of race and gender at various moments, and the emergence of Caribbean cultural forms. It also investigates the similarities and differences among French, Dutch, English, and Iberian Caribbean settlements.
Empire and Slavery: The Early History of the Caribbean
Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements
Offered occasionally. Open to first-year students.
Also listed as Critical Identity Studies 282.